25 December 2010

luke 2:8-14

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, "Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger." And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." 

Merry Christmas.

24 December 2010

favorite christmas book

"and lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them..."
  "with a vengeance in darkness, the mighty marvel!"
"gladys, i don't know what you're talking about."
  "the mighty marvel in wonder comics."
"no, this is the angel of the Lord."
  "out of nowhere, right? in the black night, right?"
"well, yes, in a way."

[the best christmas pageant ever]

23 December 2010

thoughts on OCS

officer candidate school so far can be best summed up in the words of the immortal clark w. griswold:

"hallelujah, holy shit. where's the tylenol?"